DERGAON, June 13 - The large-scale catching of fingerlings in greater Dergaon area is causing acute concern among nature lovers. According to information, the fingerlings are being caught at Kakodonga and Gelabeel rivers on a massive scale.
It is pertinent to mention that this year, the production of local fishes including Borali has been satisfactory in the Kakodonga river. However, there is a thriving market for the fingerlings at Chakalating, near the Naren Sarma Setu on Kakodonga river on the NH-37 and at Negheriting Chariali.
According to information received, a community feast was organised by an individual recently where 300 Borali fish were killed for a feast for just 100 people. Nature organisation AASHRAY has expressed its concern over the killing of such fingerlings. The secretary of AASHRAY, Sanjoy Kr Hazarika has urged all concerned not to catch the young fish. He has also demanded that the Fishery Department look into the matter seriously.